Bathroom Remodel Ideas, Dos & Don’ts

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Make your midrange remodeling project even more affordable by selecting good-quality-but-lower-priced fixtures and materials, advise the experts we’ve talked to. Pick an American Standard over a Toto toilet, for example, or laminate over granite countertops. Also minimize layout changes. The less the need to relocate plumbing and electrical, the lower the final renovation bill. Here’s a before-and-after look at five affordable midrange bathroom projects that cost less than $15,000.

For your bathroom to operate well, it’s critical to install vent and drain lines of the proper size and slope. Use a 2-in. line to drain the shower and 1-1/2-in. line to drain the sink. The vents for the sink and shower can be 1-1/2-in. pipes, but a toilet should be vented with at least 2-in. material. Make sure that the drain lines drop 1/4 in. for every foot of travel toward the main stack.

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Create more space in a small kitchen. A poorly designed kitchen layout can make even a large kitchen seem small. If you have an odd shaped counter or other elements that break up the flow of your space, you can streamline and eliminate the clutter. Many older homes don’t have open floor plans and sometimes a wall can be removed for extra breathing room. You don’t have to go big on your small kitchen remodel to gain space. One family we know installed a fold-down table and a ceiling-mounted pot rack to add space. If you have a small kitchen area, get creative and see what you can come up with!